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Tonon's Ignorance Of Jewish History

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Aug 5, 2006 at 22:47

Tom Tonon, your statement that the Jewish State of Israel was created in 1948 against the consent of the vast majority of the people living on the land in question is outrageous and authored in ignorance. Clearly, you know nothing about the history of Jews or the land of Israel. Instead of spilling your bile of ignorance on Pipes' web site you should enlighten yourself and read these books, From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters, The History of Israel by Howard Sachar and The Middle East by Bernard Lewis.

And yes, Israel belongs to the Jews. The facts are that the Jews have occupied the land referred to as Israel for over 3 thousand years of recorded history. Sure they have been invaded and ruled over by many different people and empires. In 625 BC, they were invaded and ruled by the Babylonians, then the Medo-Persians in 586 BC, followed by the Greco-Macedonians in 333 BC, the Roman's in 31 BC and in 638 AD they were invaded and occupied by the Muslims. The Jews did not invade Israel or Palestine, as their forefathers have lived there continuously from time immemorial.

In 1890 AD, many Jews began returning to Israel, but they never displaced anyone. In fact the Muslims followed them because Jews began settling in barren unpopulated Israel or land purchased from absent Arab land owners, and began creating industry, agriculture and economic opportunities. In 1917 the League of Nations decided to create a homeland for the Jews. This intention was confirmed by the Balfour Declaration in December 1917. The land set aside by the League of Nations and transferred to the administration of Britain included the present land of Israel and the land now known as Jordan. The League of Nations and Britain did not confiscate land inhabited by Arabs and designate it for the Jews. Furthermore Britain mishandled their mandate and allocated the area of Jordan to the Arabs contrary to the intent of the League of Nations. Today, the Jews occupy less than 10% of the land that was originally set aside for them by the League of Nations.

You state that "the Cowardly Behavior on the part of Israel and the West prevents acknowledgement of simple Fact (1). Well, Fact (1) is an outrageous lie. Further more, 5 million Jews existing among 300 million Muslim ememies indicates that Israel is any thing but cowardly. By the way, do you still grieve for Hitler?

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